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Physical Item Borrowing

Borrowing from Styberg & Northwestern Libraries

Styberg Library & Northwestern Library Borrowing Policies for Faculty

  • All items due May 31st
  • Unlimited renewals
  • Maximum number of items: 500

Requesting Items from the Styberg Library & Northwestern Libraries

Faculty may request Styberg Library items to be placed on the hold shelf for them. Faculty may also request Northwestern Library items to be sent over to The Styberg Library circulation desk for pick up. You will receive an email when the item has arrived, usually within 1-3 days.

Consult These Request Instructions for more information.

Managing Your Library Account Online

Get information on managing your USearch Account online, including online renewals, and special functions such as saving your searches and email alerts.

Consult USearch Help for more information.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

If the item you need is not available through our Styberg/Northwestern library system, we'll be happy to facilitate an interlibrary loan for you from another library. Simply fill out the form below and we'll get back to you shortly. Turnaround time is usually about 10 days and loan periods vary per lending library.

ILL Request Forms


Borrowing from Our Partner Libraries

ACTS Libraries

The Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) Library Council, of which The Styberg Library is a part, has a combined library collection of more than 2.1 million books spanning the nine locations. As a Garrett faculty member, you are welcome and encouraged to borrow materials from any of the locations that best fit your needs.

Get your ACTS card before you go. This card is available from The Styberg Library and verifies to the other institutions that you are a current faculty member. ACTS cards expire every 6 months- at the end of December and at the end of June.

Locations & hours

Contact us to get your ACTS card

Atla Reciprocal Borrowing

The Styberg Library participates in Atla's Reciprocal Borrowing Program which grants you access to over 60 theological libraries across North America. Use the link to locate the library closest to you, bring proof of your eligibility, and you're set.

Find an ATLA Library

More Program Details


Find Your Item in Any Library

If you have a particular item in mind, we'd be happy to help you navigate the best way to get your hands on it. However, if you'd like to have a go at searching yourself, take a look in WorldCat, an online database that searches the collections of over 10,000 libraries world wide.